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Varsity Extra athletes of the week (May 2-7)

Middleton’s Jayde Nielsen (second from left) approaches the finish line on her way to a second-place finish in the girls 100 meters at the YMCA Invitational on April 23 at Mountain View High. Nielsen swept the 100 and 200 at the Moke Strong invite last week.
Middleton’s Jayde Nielsen (second from left) approaches the finish line on her way to a second-place finish in the girls 100 meters at the YMCA Invitational on April 23 at Mountain View High. Nielsen swept the 100 and 200 at the Moke Strong invite last week. kgreen@idahostatesman.com

Please email nominations by Monday morning to rroberts@idahostatesman.com for performances based on the previous week.

BASEBALL

Steven Toothman, Caldwell: The Cougars dominated Mountain Home with a 10-0 victory in five innings. Toothman earned the win on the mound, throwing a no-hitter while striking out seven and walking two. Toothman also went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs.

SOFTBALL

Bradie Fillmore, Eagle: The senior standout helped the Mustangs close out the 5A Southern Idaho Conference season with their 23rd win — a 10-3 defeat of Meridian. Fillmore, a Cal signee, went 4-for-5 at the plate against the Warriors with a home run and four RBIs.

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Jayde Nielsen, Middleton: The senior took home four first-place finishes at the Moke Strong Canyon County Championships at Caldwell High. Nielsen won the 100 (12.51 seconds) and 200 meters (25.74) and ran on the Vikings’ winning 4x100 and 4x200 relays.

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Cory Mullanix, Centennial: The senior and defending 5A state champion in the 100 and 200 meters ran his fastest 100 open time of the season with his 10.74-second win at the Gary Gorrell Twilight at Eagle High. Mullanix also won the long jump at the meet with a leap of 22 feet, 1.50 inches.

GIRLS TENNIS

Ellie Gamble, Centennial: The senior did not drop a set last week in a pair of No. 1 girls singles matches against 5A Southern Idaho Conference foes. Gamble defeated Vallivue’s Rachel Wood 6-1, 6-0 and beat Rocky Mountain’s Victoria Hildebrandt 6-2, 6-1.

BOYS TENNIS

Lucas Dibelius, Mountain View: Dibelius closed out the 5A Southern Idaho Conference regular season with two victories last week at No. 1 boys singles. He topped Rocky Mountain’s Jacob Sessions 6-1, 6-1 and then defeated Meridian’s Ashton Link 6-1, 7-5.

GIRLS GOLF

Hannah Veloz, Rocky Mountain: In the final match of the 5A Southern Idaho Conference regular season, Veloz recorded the lowest nine-hole round among results reported to the Idaho Statesman last week. Veloz earned medalist honors with a 31 at SpurWing’s Challenge Course.

BOYS GOLF

Spencer Judy, Bishop Kelly: The Knights were the top team in a 4A Southern Idaho Conference match last week at Desert Canyon. Judy earned medalist honors with his nine-hole total of 32.

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